USSR Polar location map

Description

This secret Ministry of Defence Cold War map was produced in 1951. It is a polar projection, showing the world from the North Pole, containing air flight paths known as ‘Great Circle’ routes (the shortest distance between two points on the Earth’s surface).

Full title:
USSR Polar location map
Published:
1951
Created:
1951
Format:
Map
Held by:
British Library
Shelfmark:
Maps MOD GSGS Misc.1524

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